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Ashleigh & Zach’s Wedding | The Granary at Valley Pike | Weyers Cave VA Wedding

Zach carrying Ashleigh with an umbrella during Weyers Cave VA Wedding

Weyers Cave VA has several wedding venues that are amazing. And, it was my privilege to be able to photograph Ashleigh and Zach’s wedding at the Granary at Valley Pike! 

I first met Ashleigh several years ago when she graduated high school. She wanted senior photos and of course, I was there to capture that special moment for her! Then, years later she reached back out for me to capture her engagement photos. And now, here we are – at her wedding! This is exactly what I love to do for my clients. I get to grow with them and be present for their special moments and seasons of life. Getting to see my clients grow over time is beautiful. And I get to capture it all! 

Detail photos of altar and knot tying station during Weyers Cave VA Wedding

Ashleigh and Zach’s wedding was located at the Granary at Valley Pike, Weyers Cave VA, and this wedding would be one to remember! The Granary is a barn-like venue with high vaulted ceilings and giant windows lining the walls, so the entire area was brightly lit! All this natural light really brings out the beautiful polished floors and wood beams. The rain and the chill threatened to bring down the mood of this special day, but Ashleigh and Zach, by this point, weren’t going to let anything mess them up! They had already figured out how to navigate the venue rules during the pandemic, and some bad weather wasn’t going to be an issue. 

During the ceremony, we were accompanied by a violinist – Megan Young! They were so sweet and fun to be around, and there wasn’t anyone who wasn’t emotional at seeing them married! But by the time the ceremony had finished, the rain still hadn’t let up…

Collage of Zach and Ashleigh posing in the rain during Weyers Cave VA Wedding

And that’s what made it so special! Ashleigh could have let the rain ruin her post-ceremony couple’s portraits, but she didn’t. She trusted me, and since she had worked with me several times before this, she knew that I knew what to do! So, she let me pose them despite the rain. And since by this point, she was already a pro at posing, they were able to help me get them in the right positions! The results were some absolutely unique rain photos, and were some of the most memorable photos of the wedding! 

Next up was the reception, including first dances, cake cutting, speeches and all around good times! And they ended the evening with a sparkler exit! I love sparkler exits, and getting to capture one after such an eventful ceremony was so special! 

Collage of Ashleigh and Zach reading speeches

Ashleigh and Zach honeymooned in Saint Martin, and then moved from DC, to start a new life in sunny Florida. I already miss you guys, and wish you all the best! 

Amazing Vendors:
Ceremony and Reception – The Granary at Valley Pike
Brides Attire – Amanda’s Touch
Bridesmaids Attire – Azazie
Grooms and Groomsmen Attire – Classic Tuxedos
Engagement Ring – Mervis
Wedding Bands – Christopher Williams Jewelers
Hair – Khanda Johns – The Studio Hair Salon
Makeup – Taryn Callahan – Blue Stone Bodyworks
Caterer – Vito’s Italian
Cake/Desserts – Buttercream Dreams
Music/DJ – Chris Dunn and Dave Bubb, CD Music Entertainment Services
Violinist – Megan Young
Videographer – Elevated Media

Collage of Ashleigh with her Bridesmaids
Ashleigh getting her hair done with her dress in separate photos during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Ashleigh getting her makeup done
Detail photo collage of Ashleigh and Zach's wedding
Ashleigh and Bridesmaids in getting ready room during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Detail photos of shoes and bouquet during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Collage of Detail shots of Ashleigh and her bridesmaids during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Collage of Ashleigh and her Bridesmaids getting ready
Collage of Ashleigh looking at her dress upon a hangar during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Collage of Ashleigh getting ready
Ashleigh getting ready
Collage of Ashleigh getting ready during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Collage of Zach getting ready during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Collage of Zach getting ready
Collage of Zach getting ready
Zach standing with his grooms men in a collage
Grooms men standing in a field
Collahge of Zach standing in a field during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Collage of Ashleigh standing in a field in her wedding dress
Collage of Ashleigh with her dress and bouquet during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Collage of Bridesmaids with bouquets during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Ashleigh and bridesmaids holding bouquets
Collage of Ashleigh and her bridesmaids
Ashleigh and her bridesmaids during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Ashleigh and her mother and friends in a collage during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Ashleigh showing her father her dress
Collage of Ashleigh and Zach and family during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Zach and Ashleigh praying together around a corner
Family waiting and musicians during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Family waiting for the bride's entrance during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Collage of Groom and Grooms men waiting during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Ashleigh being walked down the aisle during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Collage of Ashleigh and Zach getting married
Collage of Pastor officiating the wedding during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Collage of Ashleigh and Zach saying vows during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Ashleigh and Zach and the pastor saying vows during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Ashleigh and Zach during knot tying ceremony during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Collage of family portraits
Collage of family portraits featuring Zach and Ashleigh during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Collage of family portraits during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Collage of Bridal Portrait pictures and Zach and Ashleigh kissing during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Ashleigh and Zach in a golf cart for Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Collage of Zach and Ashleigh posing for bridal portraits during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Collage of Ashleigh and Zach just married during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Collage of Zach and Ashleigh posing in the rain
Collage of place settings during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Zach and Ashleigh's place settings during their wedding
Collage of details - cake, notes, pictures - during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Collage of Details during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Collage of details and family during Ashleigh and Zach's wedding
Collage of Zach posing with bridesmaids during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Collage of Ashley and Zach dancing during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Reception collage during the Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Collage of the Cake during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Collage of Ashleigh and Zach cutting the cake
Bouquet toss collage
The winner of the bouquet toss during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Kids dancing during the Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Family dancing during Weyers Cave VA Wedding
Family dancing during Ashleigh and Zach's wedding
Collage of sparkler exit during Weyers Cave VA Wedding

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